Volume XXIV No. 1
Jan. 7, 2000
|The Campus Currents is distributed every Friday. If
you would like to include an item in the newsletter send
it to Campus Currents, Unit 9512 or by e-mail to Campus Currents.
Deadline is Thursday at 8 a.m.
Thursday - Top
|Classes begin Jan.
13 for the spring 2000 semester at Black Hills
Anyone not already
registered will be able to sign up for classes
Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 8 a.m. until noon in the
Student Union Market Place. Late registration
will be Jan. 12-14 in the Student Market Place
during posted hours. Students who have registered
for classes will not need to re-register.
All students must check in according to the
financial aid disbursement and fee payment
schedule, which begins Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 8 a.m.
in the multipurpose room. To keep payment lines
as short as possible, students are asked to pay
their tuition and fees during scheduled times.
Disbursement will continue through Friday, Jan.
14 at 4 p.m. according to the schedule which can
be obtained by calling the enrollment center at
642-6343. Students who are unable to meet their
scheduled time may check in Tuesday from 3 to 4
p.m., Wednesday & Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m.,
or Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dropping and adding of classes will begin Jan.
11 in the Student Union Market Place. Students
must drop a non-block class by Jan. 27 to receive
a refund. Block classes must be dropped within
the first 13 percent (first or second day) of the
class to receive a refund. Refunds will be mailed
to the student's current address on Feb. 25.
register for evening classes in the Student Union
Market Place Jan. 11-14 anytime during Market
Place hours. After Jan. 14, registration will
move to Woodburn Hall Room 106 from 7 a.m. to 4
The ACT test will be given Jan. 10 at 9
a.m. in Jonas 301. This is the final opportunity
to complete the ACT prior to the spring semester.
Students may move into the residence halls
Jan. 10 from noon until 10 p.m.
First-time borrowers and transfer students
must attend a loan/debt information session
before picking up a student loan check.
The sessions will be held in the first floor
conference room of Woodburn Hall as follows: Jan.
11 at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. and
3 p.m., Jan. 13 at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and
Jan. 14 at 9 a.m.
For more information, call the enrollment
center at 642-6343.
for Lifelong Learning to sponsor workshop - Top
|BHSU faculty are
invited to mark their new year's calendar for a
day of fellowship and collaboration sponsored by
the Collaboratory for Lifelong Learning faculty
development program on Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. - 3
Faculty who have received Bush Foundation
minigrants and travel support during the past
summer and this fall term will SHOWCASE their
projects in J306! Paul Kopco and Roger Ochse will
present The Digital Difference: Enhancing
Shakespeare through Performance
Hesson, Rob Schurrer, Betsy Silva, and Larry
Tentinger will present Personality Types:
Collaboration' s Friend or Foe; Sharon Strand,
Dorothy Fuller, RenaFaye Norby and Kristi Pearce
will present Internet Teaching by Style:
Profiling the On-line Professor; and Lidan Lin
will share her experiences at the International
Ezra Pound Conference in Beijing, China. Lunch
will be provided.
For additional information
contact Kristi Pearce.
Chamber to host
pre-Legislative crackerbarrel - Top
|The Spearfish Area
Chamber of Commerce's government affairs
committee will host a "Pre-Legislative"
crackerbarrel Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Hudson
Street Hall starting at 10 a.m.
legislators Sen. James Dunn, Rep. Mark Young and
Rep. Jerry Apa, have been invited to participate
in the "Pre-Crackerbarrel."
Crackerbarrels are held to afford the public the
opportunity to visit with local
become more informed on political issues facing
the state. Following the opening remarks by
featured legislatures, the public will have the
opportunity to ask questions and make comments on
The crackerbarrel is free
of charge and open to the public. For more
information contact the Spearfish Chamber of
Commerce at 642-2626.
available through instructional improvement
committee - Top
improvement committee (IIC) encourages, through
monetary grants, the application of existing
knowledge to specific teaching situations to
improve the quality of instruction at BHSU.
full-time faculty member, full-time adjunct
faculty or other full-time staff member engaged
in student instruction may apply for grant funds
administered by the committee. Grant funding will
normally be available up to a maximum of $1,000
per project. Priority will be given to projects
that will have a broad-based, visible, continuing
impact on instruction across faculty members
and/or disciplines. Funds are available for
development of materials and methods to improve
teaching and learning, equipment to enhance
teaching and learning, travel to conferences or
workshops which enhance teaching and
bringing consulting lecturers and teaching
specialists to campus to offer presentations to
and/or with faculty and teaching-support staff at
BHSU. Faculty members who apply for grants to
support travel to a conference or workshop are
limited to receiving no more than one grant every
Proposals for grant funding will
be reviewed by the IIC on a monthly basis. The
deadline for submission will be the last Friday
of each month; a decision will be made as soon as
practical on each proposal. Ten copies of the
proposals should be submitted to the Grants and
Special Projects Office, Woodburn 220, or to the
chair of the committee, Sharon Strand. Proposals
will consist of proposal and budget outlines
following the specified format available at the
grants and special projects web page.
committee has funds available - Top
committee has funds available for the current
fiscal year. Write a short (about three-page)
proposal. Proposal forms are available at the
academic affairs office. Proposals are due Dec.
It is anticipated that successful
applicants will request support for faculty
release time, research equipment, travel to
research sites, research support for the
production of creative work. Preference is given
particularly in the areas of education, business,
social sciences and humanities.Two three-hour
release times are available for fall 2000 and
spring of 2001.
Funds for two three-hour
release times are available for the spring and
fall 2000 semesters. You can apply now. The
research committee will not provide salary. The
committee may approve payment to student or
non-student research assistants. Mail ten copies
of your proposal to unit 9550.
opportunities announced - Top
|Below are the
program materials received Dec. 23, 1999-Jan. 5,
2000, in the grants office, 220 Woodburn. For
copies of the information, contact our office at
642-6627 or e-mail requests to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship information will also be posted on the
Student Union bulletin board near the information
- American Honda Foundation. The
American Honda Foundation targets giving
to youth education, with a focus on math,
science, the environment and technology;
and supports youth job training programs.
Deadline: Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1 and Nov 1.
Funds: Grants range from $10,000 to
- Tomorrow's Teachers (ED). The
Education Department is inviting grant
proposals for efforts to help prospective
teachers to use technology competently in
class. Deadline: March 7. http://www.ed.gov/teachtech
- Science Education Partnership Award
(NCRR). The National Institutes of
Health's National Center for Research
Resources is inviting applications for
development or dissemination of highly
meritorious and innovative models for
enhancing K-12 student and/or general
public health science education.
Deadline: March 16 for fiscal 2000
awards; thereafter, Oct 1 annually. The
program will support grants to encourage
scientists to work with educators,
community leaders and others to improve
student and public understanding of
science and increase the interest of
young people in health science careers.
The focus of student activities is K-12. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/
- Department of Education. Field-Initiated
Studies Education Research grant program.
Due Feb 16. CFDA 84.305T.
- W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment
Mini-grants & research grants.
Calendar - Top
Friday, Jan. 7
- Men's and women's basketball vs. Dordt College, 6
p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Young Center
Saturday, Jan. 8
- Men's and women's basketball vs. University of
Sioux Falls, 6 and 7:30 p.m., Young Center
Monday, Jan. 10
- Day of fellowship and collaboration sponsored by
the Collaboratory for Lifelong Learning faculty
development program Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11
- Women's basketball vs. Montana State
- Registration begins
Thursday, Jan. 13